HMS Porcupine (G 93)
Destroyer of the P class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||20 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||26 Dec 1939|
|Launched||10 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||31 Aug 1942|
|End service||9 Dec 1942|
HMS Porcupine (Cdr. George Scott Stewart, RAN) was torpedoed on 9 December 1942 north east of Oran, Algeria in position 36º40'N, 00º04'W by the German submarine U-602 and declared a total loss.
Scrapped at Plymouth on 6 May 1946.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Porcupine|
Commands listed for HMS Porcupine (G 93)
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|1||Cdr. George Scott Stewart, RAN||5 Jun 1942||19 Jan 1943|
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Notable events involving Porcupine include:
11 Nov 1942
The British destroyer HMS Porcupine (Cdr. G.S. Stewart, RAN), the British escort destroyer HMS Albrighton (Lt. R.J. Hanson, DSC, DSO, RN) and the Dutch destroyer HrMs Isaac Sweers (Capt. W. Harmsen, RNethN) together rescue 238 survivors from the Dutch troop transport Nieuw Zeeland that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-380 about 80 miles east of Gibraltar in position 35°57'N, 03°58'W.